Literary Movements Proof Several articles written during the prime of transcendentalism embodied the tenets which defined the movement. In particular, the essay Self Reliance written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, displays the importance of rejecting materialism. The title of the passage gives way to one of the major themes: to rely on one’s own spirit and mind, rather than on material items. It is apparent in Emerson’s writing that he fully advocates the importance of putting one’s character and self-worth before any other element of life. Emerson talks of such when he stated, “Men have looked away from themselves and at things so long that they have come to esteem the religious, learned, and civil institutions as guards of property, and they deprecate assaults on these because they feel them to be assaults on property” (Emerson 270). Furthermore, Civil Disobedience, written by Henry David Thoreau, signifies nonconformity. In a society which restricts and denies, Thoreau stressed the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency and the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of a government. He was motivated by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican–American War. As said in the essay, “If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law” (Thoreau 290). Thoreau argues that individuals should not allow governments to overrule or throw away their sense of right and wrong, and that they have a duty to avoid…
Parallelism: a repetition of sentences using the same structure.
Parody: a work designed to ridicule the style and substance of another literary work.
Passive voice: in the passive voice, the subject of the sentence is neither a do-er or a be-er, but is acted upon by some other agent or by something unnamed.
Pastoral: a literary work that has to do with shepherds and rustic settings.
Pathos: occurs when the audience experiences the emotions of pity, tenderness, or sorrow.
Literary Analysis 2
By: Meghan Wilkins
Table of contents:
Page 1: Rough Draft response for “Ain’t I A Woman?”
12 March 2014Rough Draft: Literary analysis 2: “Ain’t I a Woman?”
In Sojourner Truth’s excerpt, “Ain’t I A Women?” the narrator talks about how she thinks that she should have equal rights to anyone else and she is going to attempt to join together with others to get the world back to the way it was truly meant to be.
In the beginning…
May 28th, 2014
Avoiding the Demise of Literature
Individuals tend to get defensive when they read literary works that challenge their attitudes, beliefs, or ways of life. Throughout history, these protective mindsets have served as the cause of tension and violence across the world. However, if people continue to take offense to what is published against their values, society will become obligated to eliminate these sources of their indignation, leading to the demise…
GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS TO KNOW FOR THE AP EXAMS IN ENGLISH
I have grouped these to make it easier to study and to test.
absolute—a word free from limitations or qualifications (“best,” “all,” “unique,” “perfect”)
adage—a familiar proverb or wise saying
ad hominem argument—an argument attacking an individual’s character rather than his or her position on an
allegory—a literary work in which characters, objects, or actions represent abstractions…
Quick List of Common Literary Terms
(Terms most applicable to AP Literature are in bold.)
Abstract Language-Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observable or specific things, people, or places. The observable or "physical" is usually described in concrete language.
Ad homonym—Latin for "against the man." When a writer personally attacks his or her opponents instead of their arguments
Ad populum—Latin for "to the crowd." A fallacy of logic in which the widespread occurrence…
Literary Elements (15 questions as definitions; additional questions in reading
comprehension) Define the following:
a brief reference to a person, event, or place, real or fictitious, or to a
work of art.
ex: talking about cupid in romeo and juliet.
a character that contrasts another character to highlight traits of that other
ex: king duncan is a foil to macbeth
the comparison of two pairs who have the same relationship.
ex: hot is to cold as fire is to ice…
countless converted souls, many shattered and reorganized churches, and numerous new sects; also encouraged effervescent
evangelicalism that bubbled up into innumerable areas of American life including prison reform, the temperance cause, the women’s
movement, and the crusade to abolish slavery.
A Desert Zion in Utah
3. What characteristics of the Mormons caused them to be persecuted by their neighbors?
The characteristics of the Mormons that caused them to be persecuted by their neighbors is that…
In my essay I have chosen to discuss the romanticism movement within social and its artistic context. Romanticism is described as being an artistic, literary and intellectual movement that came to its peak from 1800-1840 and was also a revolt against the aristocratic social and political behaviour that was expected by all. The movement Justifies heavy emotion as an authentic source of aesthetic experiences which then put emphasis on emotions such as terror, horror and apprehension…
How did the narrator
of “Marigolds” define
“coming of age”?
Entry Task: 9/26
Materials Needed: Spring Board, journal, writing utensil
a literary device in which a writer gives
an advance hint of what is to come
later in the story
the arrangement of two or more things
for the purpose of comparison.
Examples of Juxtaposition
Paragraph 60 is especially rich in
juxtaposition. What textual examples
of this did you find? What is the…
Literary Masterpieces in Contemporary Society
April Clark, Kristi Garcia, Deatrice Dale, & Darlene Powell
December 3, 2012
Literary Masterpieces in Contemporary Society
Literary masterpieces are known to withstand the test of time. The passing of years, government movements, and the changing of ideas as the world grows older literary masterpieces still strive on. Literary masterpieces come in all forms; semantics, poetry (literary form), Short stories, and…